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Heat Pump Maintenance in Midlothian

If you want your heat pump to work well through all the Midlothian seasons, periodic service is crucial. It’s the simplest way to save energy and avoid a costly, troublesome breakdown.

Without a semi-yearly tune-up, your heat pump can cost you quite a bit in energy bills and home comfort. Studies show heat pumps that aren’t maintained work much harder.

An especially neglected outdoor unit can use 10 to 25 percent more energy than a taken care of unit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

You’ll see that expressed on your heating and cooling costs every month—and it won’t be cheap.

Maintenance makes your HVAC more stable too. You could have trouble lurking just around the corner. A professional tune-up can help take care of them before they become something worse. You’ll avoid service calls for typical problems like freezing up or nonstop running. And that saves you time and money.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

You already know maintenance is vital for an efficient, dependable heat pump. But what can you do to get ready for your regular tune-up? Here are some DIY responsibilities to finish before your Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. technician arrives:

  • Check your outdoor unit. Your heat pump needs to stay clear at all times to keep your home comfortable. Be sure there’s no debris on or around your unit. You’ll want about two feet open around your unit in each direction.
  • Tidy up your system. Ensure your outdoor unit is clean. If you see visible dirt, turn it off and delicately clean it with a lower pressure hose. Get rid of dust and dirt inside by cleaning your vents.
  • Regularly change your air filter. Your air filter keeps your air clean and your heat pump working as it should. Be sure to change it every few months.

When your technician does get there, they’ll have a separate list of their own to tackle. Here’s a few things your Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. expert will do during routine maintenance.

  • Carefully check your system. Your technician will check out a range of different aspects of your system—including your ducts, coil, blower, motor and more—for dust and dirt.
  • Clean your system. If they find buildup in your system, your technician will take care of it. They’ll also clean your coils and condensation pan.
  • Check refrigerant. Your technician will take a look at your refrigerant level and refresh it if needed.
  • Investigate moving parts. Your system is made up of parts that need to work together easily. If your technician finds problems, they’ll make sure to lubricate your system’s parts.
  • Check electrical connections. Your system is a complicated, electrical appliance. Make sure it’s safe with a visit from a Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. technician.

How Often Should I Have Maintenance Done on My Heat Pump?

We recommend bringing in a professional at least biannually—once in the fall and once in the spring. When temperatures begin to change, it’s a great time for a system tune-up. After all, your system works all the time to keep your family comfortable. All of that work can cause strain or even a breakdown, especially if left without maintenance.

Heat Pump Repair and Replacement

Running into bigger problems with your heat pump? Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help with that too. We can work on any brand of heat pump, or help you find a new model if you need one.

When it comes to your home comfort, efficiency and reliability, heat pump maintenance is one of the most important things you can do. The Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. team is here for you when you need it. Call us at 804-372-0313 or make an appointment with us online.

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